Alta Vista Ruin Site, Zacatecas State, Mexico
Alta Vista Ruin Site
Alta Vista has been investigated by Archeoastronomer Anthony F. Aveni and
found to contain solar significance. The archaeologists believe that this site was
deliberately placed on the Tropic of Cancer for observations of the solar cycles.
A solar equinox alignment and a summer solstice alignment of the sun over a distant
mountain at dawn and two Teotihuacan-style, circle-cross petroglyphs are features that link Alta Vista with Teotihuacan as a ceremonial outpost at the northern limit of Mesoamerica.
Manuel Gamino and J. Charles Kelley were the principle investigators at Alta Vista
Tropic of Cancer
Calchihuites or Alta
Vista has yielded evidence of sun worship and the tracking of the solar cycles
The placement of the ruin at the northern most limit
of the sun's apparent movement and the
accompanying seasonal changes mark the site as a ritual center built by the Teotihuacan culture as a
ceremonial outpost for the observation of the Zenith Day, the Summer Solstice
Alta Visa marks the most northerly point of the apparent movement of the sun over the earth
Alta Vista is also spelled Altavista
Reach Sombrerete via
Estrellas Blancas Bus and then local bus to Chalchihuites, taxi to site
Alta Vista Ruin Site, Zacatecas State, Mexico, also called Chalchihuites, has been found to contain solar significance and a deliberate placement on the Tropic of Cancer by builders of the Teotihuacan Culture.
Alta Vista Ruin Site is called Chalchihuites after the nearby town of the same name. Chalchihuites ruin site or Alta Vista has solar significance and a deliberate placement on the Tropic of Cancer by
builders of the Teotihuacan culture archaeologists believe.
Alta Vista Ruin Site, near Sombrerete, Zacatecas State, Mexico
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Altavista or Alta Vista is also called Chalchihuetes